2009 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
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2009 Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Fri 08 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

V09. Lots of red fruit, and lots of violets. A lot bigger than the DR09.

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Re: 2009 Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 13:10 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Cask Sample 4 2009 VP
Nearly a quarter Sousão, this had a spicy nose with very soft red fruit in mouth. Some cherries, again, as might be expected. Fantastic.
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Re: 2009 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 21:06 Sun 15 May 2011

600 cases made. Cask sample. Subdued nose, plenty of fruit and fresh basil once given time to open in the glass. Silky entry, with a lovely elegance of fruit; fabulous balance and perfume in the wine. Terrific complexity and so much fruit but with the tannins lurking in the background. Heat on the aftertaste, then fruit and tannins bob in and out all the time. Simply lovely. 92-94/100.
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